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Re: [tlug] Quoting...yet again

On Tue, Dec 23, 2008 at 10:36:33AM +0900, Curt Sampson wrote:
> On 2008-12-22 05:01 -0500 (Mon), Scott Robbins wrote:
> > One reason I mention it, usually publicly, especially if someone's
> > English is good, is so that the list members who *do* care, will see
> > that it's being mentioned.
> Well, at risk of getting a moderation bit: how does this strike you?
> Let's drop the top-posting complaints, and instead complain about the
> thing that really does bug me (as well as all of the anti-top-posting
> crowd): excessive quoting.

Naw, no moderation bit for that one.  However, I will keep the top
posting complaints--I also try to mention trimming that is insufficient. 

The thing is that I'm so busy these days, I often don't follow the list
and only react when I get an email from someone asking me to point it
out.  Feel free to do so--that's not sarcastic. If you feel someone
isn't trimming sufficiently, drop me an email and, depending upon the
user, I either send them a very polite private email or post on the
list.  (However, I don't change the subject line in those cases. The
reason, as I explained is so that the person who made the mistake is
more likely to read it.)

The thing that amuses me though is that you're the one who always reacts
when I mention it, but you never do it yourself.  :)

> My main complaint here is that the impression I get, from the responses
> to top posting, is that massive quotes are ok, so long as you put your
> response at the bottom of them rather than the top.

Wow.  I'm not sure how you got that impression.  I will do my best to
rectify that in the future.  

(Quick aside to Josh--I know you said that this discussion should go to
tlug-admin, but honestly, I feel in this case that it's good members see
it--we get many new people, and as Linux becomes easier to use, more of
them have developed bad netiquette habits.)

> > Some time ago, I received special dispensation, as a few of the long
> > time members said that my Buffy quotes amuse them.
> My personal opinion on this aside, I'm not convinced it's a good idea
> for list moderators to be setting a bad example by regularly violating
> the rules of the list.

I don't think I was a mod at the time.   However, it's a valid point.
If my Buffy quotes go to more than 4 lines, I'll start deleting them.

Ah, this one was 4 lines.  :)

Scott Robbins
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